The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the Chief Secretary of the state government to issue directions to all concerned to ensure that women employees get child care leave.
The court took a tough view on a petition filed by a woman employee seeking direction to the authorities to grant her child care leave.
Issuing directives to the Chief Secretary of the state government, the court observed “filing of such petitions may be stopped, and the concerned employee may be saved from incurring unnecessary expenses”.
Justice Subodh Abhyankar observed: “Time and again, such petitions regarding child care leave are being filed by the concerned employees on their own expenses despite the fact that this court has already decided the issues in various writ petitions.”
The court directed the Chief Secretary to file the compliance report in this regard within four weeks from the date of receipt of the certified copy of the order.